Monday, June 6, 2016

We do hang out with some pretty amazing people.

Sue decided she wanted to do something really different for her 50th birthday.
So, she decided to hike the trail system from Gibbons Park to her home in St. Mary's a total of 50km.
But this is the part that makes her an even more amazing person. She wanted the expierince for herself but wanted it to benefit someone else.
She used this as a fund raiser for the YWCA who was there for her when she was a single mother that wanted to have her son take part in organized sport.
Here she is at kilometer zero with her Dad who came out to hike the first section with her. Other friends and family met her at various check points to keep her company and motivated.
The weather was not on her side as storm front after storm from rolled in all afternoon with heavy showers, lightning and thunder.

Off they go
Here she is with her son, who joined her for the last section, at kilometer 50.
Amazing woman indeed.

Elgin Trail was a BLAST!!!

There was a 13 Trail Kickers who showed up to try out the Elgin Trail

Cathy, Nancy, Sara and Sue (and myself of course) hiked in from Port Stanley as far as the Union Station on the old railway system tracks that cut across the trail.

The trail was marked well in most sections but I was informed that there was one area the running group came upon that was somewhat confusing, but they did manage to figure it out. 

There was many steep ups and downs through the valleys along Kettle Creek that the trail follows

The runners coming from St.Thomas reach the Union Station.
Paul, Chris, Barb, Blair, Robert, Kevin, Jen, (Eric taking picture)

Everyone stuck around to have lunch in Port Stanley. 
(Good food and Great service)

Some ate healthy.....

Some, not so much...

Friday, May 13, 2016

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Taking the fast track to looking good naked.

It also makes you sing better, smarter and irresistible to the opposite sex.

We have had just about every kind of weather in the previous six Saturday runs. 
This Saturday, April 30th is at Medaway trails and it should be in full bloom since our last run there when it was freezing cold and covered in snow.

Don't forget the first Saturday in June we will be doing the Elgin Trail from St. Thomas to Port Stanley. This will require some logistical planning so I will send out an e-mail soon asking who is planning to partake.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Soiled Sport Trail  Running 2016

You will be a Champion, because you will suffer.

Our motto:
  • No Charge
  • No Support
  • No Sympathy
Ok, so I try to make it sound so 'mocho' but in fact it is all about the experience of running with some pretty amazing individuals of all caliber who help keep this a fun and motivated group.
I say this because at coffee after last Saturdays trail run at Medway, Barb, Kevin and myself were talking about some of the great things we have had to pry out of some of our runners. From personal best times and distances and especially what they have done outside of the sport of trail running. 
So, I encourage you to come out and run some beautiful trails we have in and around London, with a group of runners who will keep you challenged and inspired.
Also, we will be adding some road trip worthy trails as well, like St.Thomas to Port Stanley and possibly Wildwood in St. Marys.

Remember always carry water, bring dry clothes and a change of shoes so you can join the post run coffee group, to talk dirt on whoever does not show up... or Eric Magni at any time.

See you at run #1 at Meadowlilly Trail

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

If People Talked About Other Hobbies Like They Talk About Running

Not saying that this resembles any one in the Soiled Sport trail running group.